Roster named for 2015 Women’s World Cup

2015 Women's World Cup logoCanada’s 23-player roster:

GK- Stephanie Labbé | unattached / sans club
GK- Karina LeBlanc | USA / Chicago Red Stars
GK- Erin McLeod | USA / Houston Dash
D- Kadeisha Buchanan | USA / West Virginia University
D- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash
D- Robyn Gayle | unattached / sans club
D- Carmelina Moscato | unattached / sans club
D- Marie-Eve Nault | unattached / sans club
D- Lauren Sesselmann | USA / Houston Dash
D- Rhian Wilkinson | USA / Portland Thorns FC
D- Emily Zurrer | unattached / sans club
M- Jessie Fleming | CAN / London NorWest SC
M- Selenia Iacchelli | unattached / sans club
M- Kaylyn Kyle | USA / Portland Thorns FC
M- Ashley Lawrence | USA / West Virginia University
M- Diana Matheson | USA / Washington Spirit
M- Desiree Scott | ENG / Notts County Ladies
M- Sophie Schmidt | unattached / sans club
F- Josée Bélanger | unattached / sans club
F- Jonelle Filigno | USA / Sky Blue FC
F- Adriana Leon | USA / Chicago Red Stars
F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC
F- Melissa Tancredi | USA / Chicago Red Stars

Players making Women’s World Cup debuts: Kadeisha Buchanan, Allysha Chapman, Lauren Sesselmann, Jessie Fleming, Selenia Iacchelli, Ashley Lawrence, Josée Bélanger, Adriana Leon

Most Women’s World Cup appearances: Karina LeBlanc (5), Christine Sinclair (4), Rhian Wilkinson (4), Diana Matheson (4), Erin McLeod (4), Melissa Tancredi (3), Sophie Schmidt (3)

Oldest player: Karina LeBlanc (35)
Youngest player: Jessie Fleming (17)

Most experienced players: Christine Sinclair (222 caps), Diana Matheson (166 caps), Rhian Wilkinson (163 caps), Sophie Schmidt (131 caps)
Least experienced players: Selenia Iacchelli (4 caps), Allysha Chapman (11 caps), Ashley Lawrence (17 caps)

Other notes:
Canada will have a six-player taxi squad at the tournament in case of injury. Kadeisha Buchanan, Jessie Fleming and Ashley Lawrence all represented Canada at last year’s U-20 Women’s World Cup. Fleming was also a member of the 2014 U-17 Women’s World Cup squad, where she served as captain.

About the author:
Sandra Prusina is a journalist and broadcaster based out of Calgary, Canada. She has covered women’s soccer since 2010. She’s also a segment reporter for Olympic Broadcast Services, traveling to Vancouver, London and Sochi to work for the host broadcaster.

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